Re: Questions on fitting and plotting data

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• Subject: [mg7993] Re: Questions on fitting and plotting data
• From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
• Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 23:57:45 -0400
• Organization: University of Western Australia
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Daniel Goscha wrote:

> In[38]:=
> t2 = {{1, 1.5, .5}, {2.3, 2.8, .5}, {3, 3.7, .5}, {4.2, 4.6, .5},
>   {5.1, 5, .5}, {6.4, 6.4, .5}, {7.2, 7.7, .5}, {8, 8.9, .5}}
> Out[38]=
> {{1,1.5,0.5},{2.3,2.8,0.5},{3,3.7,0.5},{4.2,4.6,0.5},{5.1,5,0.5},{6.4,6.4,
>
>     0.5},{7.2,7.7,0.5},{8,8.9,0.5}}
>
> In[39]:=
> plot1 = ErrorListPlot[t2]
>
> **now, here is where I start getting the problems - this is obviously
> NOT the correct least-square fit solution to the data I have
> specified.**

You need to drop the error (i.e. last) component from t2 before fitting:

In[41]:= Drop[#1, -1]& /@ t2

Out[41]= {{1, 1.5}, {2.3, 2.8}, {3, 3.7}, {4.2, 4.6}, {5.1, 5},
{6.4, 6.4}, {7.2, 7.7}, {8, 8.9}}

In[42]:= Fit[%, {1, x}, x]
Out[42]= 0.997895 x + 0.434787

Cheers,
Paul

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